Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Den's Dressing...

As told by Carol Etzel and as loved by the Hatches!

1/4. c. water
1/2 c. cider vinegar
1 1/2 c. oil
1 can tomato soup
2. t. Worchestshire sauce
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
 1 t.  Gulden Mustard (not dry)
1/2 t. garlic powder

Put all ingredients into a blender and "whip the devil out of it!" Or so says Auntie Carol!

Note, I use whatever mustard I have in the fridge and it turns out just fine.
I also like to add a bit more Worchestshire sauce.  Make a big leafy green salad, grill up some salad, break out the crutons and pull aparts.. Add the Den's Dressing and you have a stellar luncheon for your friends!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cinnamon Gems

I had dinner with Terese Engstrom who had come to town for a visit (and dinner with Mary Beth and Karis, Jill, Rose Lami).  Years ago she shared a recipe with me and at some point, I looked at her and thought...YOUR RECIPE.  It's a gem, it's a keeper, it's so easy and so much fun to eat.  How in the world did I forget about this recipe.  Took me a full day of panicky looking to find it, already on my computer recipe program. Whew!  Was so happy to find it.  Here's the recipe.....pix will be posted next time I made them again.  Immediately I made them and shared them.

Breakfast Pull Aparts by Terese Engstrom
2
Tbs
yeast
1/2
cup
warm water
1 1/2
cups
scalded milk
6
Tbs
oil
4
Tbs
sugar
3
tsp
salt
2
egg, beaten
5
cups
flour (maybe 6)
1/2
cup
butter, melted
topping
1 1/2
cups
sugar
1/4
cup
brown sugar
2
tsp
cinnamon
GLAZE
1/2
cup
powdered sugar
2
tsp
milk
1
Soften the yeast in the warm water.
2
Mix the scalded milk, oil, sugar, salt and cool.
3
Stir the beaten eggs and yeast mixture into the flour mixture.
4
Gradually add 5-6 cups of flour til you read a stiff dough. Knead. Rise til double.
5
While the dough is rising mix the topping ingredients and the glaze.
6
When the dough has doubled, punch down. Spray a pizza pan.
7
Pinch off a hunk of dough and roll in metled butter and then into the sugar mixture. Place the first in the center of the pan. Continue with succeeding hunks of dough, forming them to fit together--may look like quarter moons.
8
Rise til doubled.
9
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
10
Drizzle with glaze if desired.
Servings: 8